a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive…
Reblog if you would be devastated if you found out one of your followers committed suicide.
don’t you dare not reblog!!!!!!
If you don’t reblog this I’m judging you.
I would be pissed off. Like, why didn’t you give me a chance to do something? I am not the most clueful person, but I am affected by moods, even in text.
Also we can start a club called "Polysexuals With Conservative Catholic Parents" I'll bring snacks and Netflix
great, we meet on tuesdays
I’ll bring the cocktails.
I’ll bring cookies and dip for the diabetics.
I can order pizza or Chinese food if needed.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he starves to death shortly afterwards because, lacking sufficient capital, he is unable to acquire either a fishing boat or a fishing license.
a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive innovation, it stifles it and shackles it to the endlessly wasteful machinery of exploitation.
Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,
The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.
It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…
It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying
My jaw is legit on the floor right about now :D
This is WRONG. COMPLETELY WRONG. I’ve seen this post on my dash at least ten times with no correction so here it is:
This is the evolution of the modern numeral system. PLEASE STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION. The history of Mathematics is awesome and amazing and Arabs made tons and tons of progress and invented many of the concepts we use today, but a numeral system based on angles IS NOT ONE OF THEM.
How does one start a rebellion? In many stories (i.e. Eragon, Star Wars) the Chosen One JOINS a rebellion, one that already exists. Since my story takes place in the far future, I find it hard for a rebellion to form against an Empire that is omnipotent/omnipresent, with almost infinite resources, etc., without being found out and stepped on. Thanks in advance.
To form a rebellion, you need:
- A group of pissed off people. Discrimination and prejudice are often causes of rebellion - get a large enough group angry enough and they will rise up. Economic loss is another motivator. One of the reasons the French Revolution began was the soaring price of the food staple, bread. Finally, a new ideology may arise that violent contradicts the existing order. The ideology’s followers may want to spread it or they may fight to preserve it.
- A spark. Or, rather, several sparks. You need a few instances where the oppressive force does something that really riles up the population - shooting a child, denying certain people access to healthcare, an overnight fourfold increase in the bread prices - to the point at which there is a small uprising. This inspires others to do the same.
- Organization. Organization can make or break a rebellion. At the very least, a rebellion should have a leader or four who can give orders. The rebellion also needs a core of dedicated, determined dogmatists who will stiffen the spine of the other rebels. The rebellion will need a set of values or goals 75% or more of the rebels can agree on - this is their objective.
As for your setting, you’ve worldbuilt yourself into a corner. Surely the Empire cannot have eyes absolutely everywhere. Even if they do, they won’t have enough super dedicated jingoists to watch. Many of the Empire’s employees are there for the money, not the GLORIOUS PURPOSE OF SERVING KING AND COUNTRY or whatever. There will be places where the Empire’s authority is lessened or even nominal, because it’s far from their center of power, the people have rebelled in the past, or the Empire had to strike a deal allowing them more autonomy for some reason.